When Vancouver psychiatric social worker Chris Ryder spots an abandoned cell phone during his afternoon jog, the innocent discovery drags him into the psychotic games of Ray Owens, a former patient at the centre of a high-profile kidnapping and murder case.
As the violence increases, Owens’ intricate web of lies threatens to ensnare the lives of Ryder’s family and friends, including his old flame Doctor Stephanie Rowe and RCMP Sergeant Brandon Ryan. Now if Ryder is to survive, he must examine the darkness in his own soul as he walks the killer trail.
Shortlisted for the 2013 Debut Dagger Award by the Crime Writers Association, D.B. Carew’s first novel is a gripping thriller that approaches crime with a clinical precision.
Praise for The Killer Trail
"[a] promising debut thriller..."
~ Sarah Weinman, National Post
"D.B. Carew, a first-time novelist, is a natural whiz at generating tension that puts Ryder — and the reader — through an emotional wringer."
~ Jack Batten, Toronto Star